Cartoon: ‘Cornered’

TVWriter™’s all-time favorite artist/philosopher, Grant Snider, solves a problem common to just about everybody – especially those with creative souls.

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Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #20 – Half-Hour Sitcom Construction & Plot

by Larry Brody

Looking for more detailed info on TV Writing? Then this is for you!

Half-hour sitcoms tell less story than one-hour shows, but they have a traditional pattern as well.

Start with a Teaser that states the premise of the episode (as in introduces the problem that’s the central focus) and ends on a laugh. read article

Last Week’s Most Important Cord Cutting Developments – 3/30/2021

Cord Cutters News gives us the latest on the cord cutting front. This time around: Netflix and Sony Make a Deal, HBO Celebrates Game of Thrones, & More

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Bri Castellini on Stowe Story Lab Semifinals, Patreon, cute pup & more! – @brisownworld

TVWriter™’s fave indie filmmaker, Bri Castellini, is here to wish us a “Happy Spring!” complete with a cute dog pic.

Well, actually what she wrote is, Happy Spring Larry! because the following is from an email Bri sent him. But we’re all family here, yeah?

CJ (Calamity Jane) is similarly happy about the change in weather, because it means we go to the park on weekends way more often! read article


It must be at least a week since we at TVWriter™ addressed the dreaded concept of the even more dreaded Writers Block. So here’s the latest in a looong series of posts on the subject, here and elsewhere. (Don’t believe us? Go to our Site Search at the right side of every page/post here and see for yourself.

by Dominic Carter

Writers’ Block isn’t real! There, I’ve said it. I know, madness, right? But no, it’s true, writers’ block doesn’t exist and here’s why.

Writers’ block is a myth perpetuated by writers who have run out of things to say, whose idea doesn’t have legs or who haven’t prepared their screenplay/novel outline properly. “Oh no, I’ve hit a wall on page 30!” That’s because you didn’t plan your beat outline, sometimes called a scene by scene, well enough, not because you’ve hit an actual wall. You should really only run into problems if your planning is lacking and your idea is poorly thought out. read article